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William John Butler BLAKE

Regimental number691
Date of birth10 September 1892
Place of birthCornelia, Victoria
SchoolRushworth State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChirnside Street, West Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs K T Blake, Chirnside Street, West Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William John
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3020 Gunner Robert Ely BLAKE, 24th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 May 1917.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli (wounded, 14 December 1915); France (wounded on three occasions: 2 February, 4 August, 7 September 1916).

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